MP Sadiq Khan joins International Women's Day discussion in Tooting

MP Sadiq Khan with women at the event in Tooting

MP Sadiq Khan with women at the event in Tooting

First published in News Wandsworth Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

Tooting MP Sadiq Khan found out what women want as part of an international day to celebrate women’s achievements all over the world.

A discussion about what women want was held yesterday at the Mushkil Aasaan Community Centre in Upper Tooting Road to mark International Women’s Day.

Mr Khan joined mum-of-four Fleur Anderson, doctor Rosena Allin-Khan and mum and campaigner Sophia Parker at the event on Friday, March 7.

The centre provides support and advice for women in need, including counselling, befriending networks and childcare support.

Discussions centred around issues including politics, childcare, family pressures, as well as the idea of the sexualisation of women by the media and pop culture.

Young women’s aspirations and body image were also discussed at the event.

Mr Khan said: “I can think of no better way to celebrate International Women’s Day, than spending time listening to local women talk about the challenges they face in their daily lives and what we can do to improve things.”

International Women’s Day takes place today and was first celebrated in the early 1900s.

Every year it sees events take place across the globe to inspire women and celebrate their achievements.

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4:44pm Sun 9 Mar 14

mahisu says...

celebrating one day as woman's day automatically means rest of the year belongs to men-Dr. Makarand fulzele
celebrating one day as woman's day automatically means rest of the year belongs to men-Dr. Makarand fulzele mahisu
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